Baltimore, MD - Sept. 17, 2020 - Hatzalah is excited to announce, that after many months of hard work, we now have a Rapid COVID19 Antigen Analyzer available for our community. Hatzalah's main goal is to keep our community safe and open.
Testing will be made available on a consistent base after Rosh Hashana to support the schools in their incredible work in staying open.
Tonight's testing site will be at the BNOS Yisroel parking lot from 7-8:30. Please fill out this lab slip on the computer and print it out and bring it with you along with this signed waiver form as well. Please also bring a pen, hand sanitizer, and tissues. We ask that all members of your car wear a mask when speaking with testing volunteers.
Tests available tonight with the Rapid Antigen Analyzer are only available for those who are symptomatic. We ask that if you are not symptomatic to please not come to this testing site as you will be turned away. The accuracy of this test is based on the fact that the patient is symptomatic with COVID19 symptoms and are in the first 5 days of symptoms. All negative tests reported on the Antigen Analyzer will be followed up with a PCR test which will be sent to a lab and billed to your insurance company.
The cost of a test is $55 for Hatzalah Members, School Teacher/Students and $70 for Community Member. Please bring payment with you in the form of cash (exact please) or a check written to Hatzalah of Baltimore and put RAPID TESTING in the memo. If you are unable to afford the cost of testing Hatzalah will access funding on your behalf. If you are able to help financially we ask that you consider a donation to support those who are unable to pay for testing.
HATZALAH IS PROVIDING THIS RAPID TESTING SERVICE BUT NOT ANY MEDICAL ADVICE OR INSTRUCTIONS BASED ON THE RESULTS. ANTIGEN TESTING DOES HAVE SOME LIMITATIONS AND WE URGE ALL THOSE WHO ARE UTILIZING THIS TESTING SITE TO SPEAK TO THEIR DOCTOR AND/OR SCHOOL REGARDING THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS.